2022 Specialized Diverge Elite E5

An aluminum frame gravel bike with mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes. Compare the full range

2022 Specialized Diverge Elite E5
MSRP$2,000
Spec Level
SuspensionRigid
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 10
GroupsetGRX 400, GRX 600
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 10 — 20 speed

Diverge Elite E5

36 mph

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The Diverge Elite E5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Diverge Elite E5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

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Wild new Specialized Diverge suspends the rider with fully damped rear Future Shock

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Specialized suspends the rider by using the seat tube as a fully damped carbon leaf spring, letting you power thru the roughest gravel roads!

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Hands on: Specialized Diverge STR Expert first-ride review: Rear suspension works for gravel

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The new gravel race bike is a big step forward in tech, and though it comes at a price, the gains could be well worth it

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Gran Fondo Magazine
First ride review: new Specialized Diverge STR S-Works 2023 with Rear Future Shock. A brand new flying carpet for Aladdin?

Mike Hunger, Robin Schmitt

With the new Diverge STR 2023 featuring the new Rear Future Shock, Specialized want to take comfort, efficiency and control to a new level.

  • Innovative and customisable suspension system

  • Unique ride feeling, high level of comfort

  • Rear Future Shock offers advantages both for pros and inexperienced riders

  • Clever frame features like the SWAT box

  • Good sprinting qualities

  • Damper can’t be serviced and has to be exchanged

  • High complexity of the system

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Review: Specialized S-Works Diverge STR and its Rear Future Shock suspension

William Tracy

Yes, the suspension works. 

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Outdoor Gear Lab
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Jeremy Benson

For the 2021 model year, Specialized redesigned their popular Diverge gravel bikes. It feels more confident and stable on descents and at speed thanks to...

  • Modern gravel geometry

  • 20mm of Future Shock Suspension

  • SWAT storage

  • Offered in multiple builds

  • Not the lightest weight

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Jan 2022Read Review

Cycling Tips
Specialized Diverge Expert E5 Evo review: Fun, not that fast, with flat bars - CyclingTips

Caley Fretz

The flat bars are polarizing, but the dedicated geometry makes the most of it.

  • Incredibly fun, confidence-inspiring handling on a versatile flame platform.

  • Slower than most gravel bikes.

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Dale Tiessen

With the first version of Future Shock, I was worried that it would be some ridiculous pogo stick front end to my bike and that if I ever wanted to use the bike for true road riding that it would severely subtract from performance.

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2021 SPECIALIZED DIVERGE GRAVEL BIKE REVIEW

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

Specialized Diverge E5 Premium Aluminum, threaded BB, internal routing, 12x142mm thru-axle, flat-mount disc

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

ColorsGloss Lagoon Blue / Smoke/chrome/clean; Gloss Slate / Cool Grey/chrome/wild; Satin Redwood / Gloss White/chrome/clean

Fork

FACT carbon, full carbon steerer, 12x100 mm thru-axle, flat-moun

Bottom Bracket

Shimano 68mm threaded

Stem

Specialized, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 7-degree rise

Handlebar

Specialized Shallow Drop, 6061, 70x125mm, 31.8mm clamp

Saddle

Body Geometry Bridge Saddle, steel rails

Seatpost

Alloy, 2-bolt Clamp, 12mm offset, 27.2mm, anti-corrosion hardware

Pedals

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Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX400, 10-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX400, braze-on

Crank

Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30T

Shifters

Shimano GRX RX400 hydraulic brake levers, 2x10 speed mechanical shifting

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG50-10, 10-Speed 11-36t

Chain

KMC X10, 10-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™

Brakes

Shimano GRX RX400, Hydraulic disc

Wheels
Rims

Front: AXIS Elite Disc, Rear: AXIS Elite Disc

Tires

Front: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c, Rear: Specialized Pathfinder Sport, 700x38c

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